The humanitarian aspect of me asks this question often. Interior Design is my profession but there really is so much more to it. I'm talking about the fulfilling side of design, the feeling I have when a client is really happy in their new space and how healing it can be for them. The editor Robert Leleux (of my favorite design mag Domino) says it perfectly in this editor's letter:
"There are I'm aware, those who believe interior design is a frivolous pursuit . And on a certain level, I suppose I see what they mean. But there's really nothing vain or easy about the desire to create a warm and happy place for you and your loved ones to land. So much of the time you spend with people you love occurs within your four walls, among pieces of furniture that are always more than wood and fabric and stuffing. Theres's that great Gloria Vanderbilt line, "Decorating is autobiography." That's true because the real, inevitable point of your interiors is that they are wonderfully and inescapably you -because as you develop, so does your home".
Isn't that beautifully said? So...Is Interior Design superficial? In some instances design can definitely be superficial and use form over function, but any time a space gets a makeover it makes you feel something, doesn't it? And feelings are very REAL things :)
There's nothing like swapping out a rug and adding art to shake up a space! #1 A funky Ombre rug and abstract art renders a fun & glamorous feel. #2 Switching out the Ombre rug for a neutral gray stripe and nature inspired art add a sophisticated earthy look in no time! Wishing you all a safe & fun Halloween Weekend!
It's been super fun decorating/designing our apartment but I'm beginning to have that feeling of "What have I gotten myself into?" I have soooo much to do! I'm making progress which is positive but it's taking far longer to get things done then I would like. I suppose thats life...one thing I'm learning is "just go with the flow". I've also been having major dental work in between all of this so thats really fun too! (NOT!)
To give you an idea of what I'm talking about, here's a list of whats left to do:
Last weekend my husband and I tackled painting our apartment bathroom...the transformative aspect of paint is really amazing. The bathroom before was beige and felt really bland and boring. Only a little natural light is let in, so painting it coral woke up the entire room. I snapped a quick pic to show you some improvements we've made. Above the medicine cabinet is agold/white clamplight fixture from Ikea. It's really lovely against the coral color and it's utilitarian.
We also installed pretty lilac/gold knobs on the sink cabinet doors.
A quick spray of gold on the light switch itself turned out to be a nice little detail.
Currently looking for a little picture to hang on the left wall there.
I'll do a full reveal post within the next few weeks...I'm just so excited it's finally coming together I had to share a sneak peek :)